Choosing to adopt an animal from a shelter rather than buying an animal from a breeding farm or pet store is not a trivial act. It is above all a militant decision in favor of animal welfare. Discover the 4 main advantages of this committed adoption.
1/ Saving a life through adoption
Unfortunately, the animals placed in shelters are those who have no place to go. By adopting, you are not only saving an animal from a life of confinement, but you are also freeing up a space for a new arrival who will have the chance to be adopted by a loving family.
On the other hand, you help shelters deal with the overflow of animals. Knowing that these centers are often full, adoption is the best way to help them in their action.
2/ A responsible act towards the community
With an adoption, you are supporting associations working for the well-being of animals through an act of love and rescue. You are doing a good deed for yourself, but also for the animal that needs help, without forgetting the pleasure of getting to know and live with a new companion. We can say that you are giving the animal a second chance to be happy.
3/ Avoid the education phase
In the case of adult animals, it is very frequent that they have lived with a family before being placed in a shelter. Some have been voluntarily abandoned by their families or removed from their homes (in the case of abuse, for example). Some are also reluctantly placed.
Thus, animals in shelters are said to be socialized since they have already been surrounded by people and other companions. With countless varieties of species and breeds, shelters are the right place to look for a perfectly matched pet.
4/ Don’t support the notion of animal objects
Animals sold in pet shops often come from organized chains to generate profits. These animals are then separated from their mothers at a very early age and sold at a very young age, without having undergone any care such as vaccination. If you adopt from a shelter, you should know that the animals are in good health and are regularly monitored by veterinarians. They are also identified and sterilized.